The Language of the
This web-site looks at the signs of the street, based primarily on a total analysis of two inner-city streets in Newcastle upon Tyne, namely Leazes Park Road and Stowell Street, reported in Cook (2013), amplified by some signs from other parts of Newcastle and from Colchester, London and other cities.
SYSTEMS OF STREET SIGNS
These were formerly on academia.edu but have been removed now that that organisation has begun charging for some services.
Cook, V. J. (2013), 'The language of the street', Applied Linguistics Review, 4(1): 43-81, DOI 10.1515/applirev-2013-0003
Cook, V.J. (2013), 'Standard punctuation and the punctuation of the street', in M. Pawlak and L. Aronin (eds.), Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 267-290
Cook, V.J. (2014), 'Meaning and material in the language of the
street', Social Semiotics, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/
Other papers still offline:
- Naming in the language of the street
- The letters of the street
This page was formerly at homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c, which is now closed.